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Alabanda

It is one of Karia cities, which is founded at Araphisar village that is 7 km far from theÇine District of Aydın. According to Stephanos from Byzantium, the king Kar gave this name to the city upon his son Alabadros's victory in a horse race. We all learned from Strabon that the people of Alabanda were very rich, lived in luxury and all girls in the city played harp. The foundations of two temples were found during the digs carried out by Mr. Halil Ethem. One of the important works in the city is a bouleuterion. Besides, the tombs seen at the east are the indications that a necropolis existed here. A water arch and a theatre are the other buildings seen in the region.